05 janvier 2019

Christie's sale offers buyers an opportunity to travel around the world in 150 lots

   © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  LONDON.- Christie’s will hold the auction of Peter Petrou Tales of the Unexpected in London on 30 January 2019. This eclectic sale epitomises the addictive and contagious passion for collecting which underpins the most intriguing collections, invariably sparked by insatiable curiosity and a sense of joy. Presenting an opportunity to travel around the world in 150 lots, spanning 3,000 years of history from 1000 BC to the 21st Century, the sale comprises early sculpture,... [Lire la suite]

22 décembre 2017

Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II, by a Follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, early 16th century

Lot 267. Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II, by a Follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, early 16th century, oil on panel, framed, 21 by 16cm. 36.2 by 31.8cm. framed. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 16,100 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: With Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, 1931;Jackson-Higgs collection, New York;(From which sold?) Sale, New York, American Art Association, December 1932;William Fox collection;Arthur Erlanger collection, New York;With Acquavella, New York;Baron... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

A banded agate hardstone salt and cover with silver-gilt mounts, probably German, early 16th century

Lot 714. A banded agate hardstone salt and cover with silver-gilt mounts, probably German, early 16th century. 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. high. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 162,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. The stone carved with spiral gadroons on the body and detachable cover, and with facets on the foot and finial, cagework Gothic foliate mounts on plain grounds with escalloped rims, underside of foot with numbered panels. Provenance: Baron Guy de Rothchild (1909-2007), Chateau... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century, 31.5cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This dish of circular form is decorated with a large central peony spray amongst leaves. The inner rim of the dish is painted with a cobalt blue and black honeycomb pattern. There is a wave border on a hatched background on the everted rim. The back of the dish is decorated with cobalt blue waterweed design. Three spur marks are visible to the front of the dish.A similar Tabriz dish with accidental copper-turquoise splashes to... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2017

A large Fahua jar and cover, guan, Early 16th century

Lot 182. A large Fahua jar and cover, guan, Early 16th century; 43cm (17in) high.Estimate £30,000 - 40,000 (€36,000 - 48,000). Photo Bonhams. Boldly decorated in relief on a dark purple-blue ground with one trailed-slip standing crested mythical crane and another with head lowered between its long legs, divided by large double sprays of peony in profile around an upright Lake Tai garden rock, the details boldly glazed in mustard-yellow, turquoise and aubergine, the original domed cover with two horizontal leafy... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2017

A Venetian enamelled and gilt glass pilgrim flask, almost certainly early 16th century

Lot 60. A Venetian enamelled and gilt glass pilgrim flask, almost certainly early 16th century.  Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  of flattened form with a bulbous lower section each side applied with a gilt spiralled glass medallion with green and blue enamel dots, enlivened with small gilt and blue rosettes, the side affixed with two gilt-glass loops flanking a gilt-lozenge reserving green, blue and red enamel dots, the neck with a band of... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2017

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 217, Stand 239

A cast ewer, Deccan, India, early 16th century. Bronze. Height 38 cm © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Provenance: Private collection, Europe  Literature: M. Zebrowski, Gold, Silver & Bronze from Mughal India, London 1997 Iznik dish, Turkey, 16th century. Pottery. Diameter 36 cm © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Iznik tile, Turkey, second half of the 16th century. Pottery. 25 x 21.5 cm © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd Provenance: Private collection, UK ... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2017

An extremely rare blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, early 16th century

Lot 14. An extremely rare blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, early 16th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouthrim, the serpentine spout attached to the neck by a S-scroll strut opposite a tall looped handle, the body painted to one side with a cruciform atop a pyramidal base with three spear-like projections issuing from the cross, the... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2017

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century, 31.5cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This dish of circular form is decorated with a large central peony spray amongst leaves. The inner rim of the dish is painted with a cobalt blue and black honeycomb pattern. There is a wave border on a hatched background on the everted rim. The back of the dish is decorated with cobalt blue waterweed design. Three spur marks are visible to the front of the dish.A similar Tabriz... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2017

Ming Dynasty Red Lacquer, Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017

Round Cinnabar Red Lacquer Dish, China, early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). D. 14 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Cinnabar Red Lacquer Peach Box, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). W. 14 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Lacquer Libation Cup, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), early 16th century. H: 6,5 cm; L: 11,5 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: M. Doullens Collection,... [Lire la suite]